I recently wrote an article for Piecework Magazine’s blog about some old knitting books I have that were passed down to me. They originally belonged to my Great-Grandmother and they were all published during World War Two.
When I was a child, I read Anne of Green Gables and I remember enjoying it. I think I was probably sat down in front of the 1980s mini-series when I was at my Grandma’s house too. I have some vague memories of watching the story unfold on screen. However, as a teenager and then an adult, I never picked up the books to read again until a couple of years ago.
This year is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. She is one of my favourite authors and I recently had an opportunity to watch Love & Friendship, which is an adaptation of her juvenilia Lady Susan.
Since there has been a drought of recent Austen adaptations, I was pleased to hear that Love & Friendship was being made. It is based on a novella by Jane Austen, Lady Susan, which was written in the form of letters and I thought it would be interesting to see how the filmmakers translated it to screen.